National Fast Food Day (om nom nom)

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November 16th is National Fast Food Day! Use this an excuse to grab yourself a nice burger, taco, or sandwich, and check out one of these great books or movies on fast food and it's culture. 


Rachel Cantor
Description: In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast food factions rule the world. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely but highly surveilled home office, answering calls on his complaints hotline. It’s a boring job, but he likes it—there’s a set answer for every scenario, and he never has to leave the house. Except then he starts getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer just returned from Cathay. And what do you say to a caller like that? Plus, Neetsa Pizza doesn’t like it when you go off script.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Allan Borushek
Description: Lists the number of calories, fat grams, and carbohydrates in basic, brand-name, and fast foods.
Call Number: 613.23 Bor 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Morgan Spurlock
Call Number: 614.5939 Spu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
Description: Loaded with tips on everything from navigating neighborhood restaurant menus to making smart choices in the drive-thru to cutting cash and calories at the country's largest chain restaurants.
Call Number: 613.2 Zin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Lloyd Handwerker
Description: Beginning with just five feet of counter space on Coney Island in 1916, Nathan's Famous--based on the basic principles of quality ingredients, hard work and a price everyone could afford--soon stretched across the globe, launching the hotdog as an American food staple and Nathan Handwerker to national fame. But the story behind the dog is even tastier. Fleeing Eastern Europe as the shadow of WWI looms large, Nathan arrives in New York with the desire to make a better life, and within two years he sets up a shop of his own, hawking frankfurters for five cents at the beach retreat of Coney Island. As New York booms, so too do Nathan's humble hotdogs. Within ten years he has the whole corner, and a brand that has made Nathan famous. But with success comes difficulties, and Nathan's two sons vie to inherit the family dynasty. Written by Nathan's own grandson it is at once a portrait of a man, a family and the changing face of a nation through a century of promise and progress.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.66 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Lloyd Handwerker, publisher Film Movement (Firm)
Description: The insider documentary by Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Hanwerker, who founded the legendary Brooklyn eatery and iconic New York institution, Nathan's Famous, in Coney Island in 1916. Featuring interviews with extended family, friends and the employees who helped make Nathan's the prototype for fast-food made with quality, love and care. It is also very much a story of labor and a chronicle of the people who spent their lives in the employ of Nathan's.
Call Number: 664.6 Fam
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Jon Hein
Description: Jon Hein is the ultimate fast food maniac, and in this book he draws on his knowledge of, and love for, both nationwide chains and regional gems, from McDonald's and KFC to In-N-Out Burger and Carvel. He digs into their origin stories; reveals secret menu items; includes best lists for everything from fried chicken and shakes to connoisseur concerns such as straws and biscuits; takes a nostalgic look back at the best giveaways, slogans, and uniforms; and even provides a battle-tested drive-thru strategy. With behind-the-counter looks at places like the Dunkin' Donuts headquarters and Nathan's original hot dog stand, Fast Food Maniac is the definitive, cross-country guide to some of America's best-loved guilty pleasures.
Call Number: 647.95 Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Eric Schlosser
Call Number: 394.1 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas, Eric. Fast food nation Schlosser, Richard Linklater, Wilmer Valderrama
Description: When a marketing executive for a huge burger chain finds a nasty secret ingredient in their burger recipe, he goes to the ranches and slaughterhouses of Colorado to investigate and finds that the truth is sometimes difficult to swallow.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
George Motz
Description: Profiles one hundred and fifty of the best hamburger joints in the country and documents the rich history of the hamburger itself.
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Kim Etingoff
Description: Describes how to choose healthy options when having fast food.
Call Number: YA 642.1 Eti
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
John F Love
Call Number: 338.7616 Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Bridget Bennett, Lisa Ganjhu, Alexandra Jamieson
Description: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.
Call Number: 647.95 Sup
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Stephen T Sinatra, Jim Punkre
Call Number: 613.25 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Bob (Bob W.) Greene
Call Number: 613.2 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Todd Wilbur
Call Number: 641.5973 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Elizabeth Stephan, Ill.) Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago
Call Number: 745.1 Ult
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
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A Highly Unlikely Scenario, Or A Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide To Saving The World : A Novel
Rachel Cantor
FIC Can
Hamburger America : A State-By-State Guide To 150 Great Burger Joints [Electronic Resource]
George Motz
Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter : [Includes 200 Fast-Food Chains & Restaurants]
Allan Borushek
613.23 Bor 2009
Healthy Fast Foods
Kim Etingoff
YA 642.1 Eti
Don't Eat This Book : Fast Food And The Super Sizing Of America
Morgan Spurlock
614.5939 Spu
McDonald's: Behind The Arches
John F Love
338.7616 Lov
Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide : The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
613.2 Zin
Super Size Me [DVD]
Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Bridget Bennett, Lisa Ganjhu, Alexandra Jamieson
647.95 Sup
Famous Nathan : A Family Saga Of Coney Island, The American Dream, And The Search For The Perfect Hot Dog
Lloyd Handwerker
641.66 Han
The Fast Food Diet : Lose Weight And Feel Great Even If You're Too Busy To Eat Right
Stephen T Sinatra, Jim Punkre
613.25 Sin
Famous Nathan [DVD]
Lloyd Handwerker, publisher Film Movement (Firm)
664.6 Fam
The Get With The Program! Guide To Fast Food And Family Restaurants
Bob (Bob W.) Greene
613.2 Gre
Fast Food Maniac : From Arby's To White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession With America's Favorite Food
Jon Hein
647.95 Hei
Top Secret Recipes Unlocked : All New Home Clones Of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods
Todd Wilbur
641.5973 Wil
Fast Food Nation : The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal
Eric Schlosser
394.1 Sch
Ultimate Price Guide To Fast Food Collectibles
Elizabeth Stephan, Ill.) Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago
745.1 Ult
Fast Food Nation [DVD]
Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas, Eric. Fast food nation Schlosser, Richard Linklater, Wilmer Valderrama
Drama